A poignant comment June 4, 2001 8:39 PM   Subscribe

There is much poignancy seeping between the posts in Paris' "Mel Brooks comment on Hitler" thread. And I must say, because of, well, Paris bringing it up. It may be most important to argue with how one feels emotionally on Mel Brooks' statement, but the sum here is definitely more robust than its parts. I thought everybody's posts lent to deepening the discussion and I've found the thread, thus far, very moving.

This miniscule, though very public conversation is yet another example of humanity working through issues that somehow hypothetically we all will go through, whether in fact we actually do or not. Thanks to Paris for bringing it up and sticking to his guns. And like I said, whether I agree with him or not.

This is pure MetaFilter!
posted by crasspastor to MetaFilter-Related at 8:39 PM (3 comments total)

Was there something wrong? My link didn't translate out. Here 'tis anyhow.
posted by crasspastor at 8:41 PM on June 4, 2001

thank you, but the intention wasn't for me to be the center of attention. In fact, I feel sufficiently self-conscious about it that I'm not going to respond any more. I think.
posted by ParisParamus at 5:46 AM on June 5, 2001

I respected your position on the issue, Paris.
I did agree with so many that Mel Brooks' battle with hate groups with humor is the best way to go. So many people said it better than me, so there was no point in posting.

All in all a very enjoyable & though-provoking thread. Bravo!

(And yeah... the "Mr. Brooks thanking Hitler" line did get me a little nervous, until I clicked the link.) ;0)
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 6:36 AM on June 6, 2001

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